The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 833 855 860
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 45 38 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.037% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.039% 0.024%
Number of salaries quoted 29 15 19
Average salary £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.05% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £38,500 £46,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £69,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £57,500 £42,500 £48,000
% change year-on-year
+35.29% -11.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
100365 96995 104060
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.79% 94.55% 95.11%
Number of salaries quoted 83553 78307 89163
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 28 £52,500 +10.52% 7
London +2 16 £65,000 -1.88% 6
City of London +12 9 £65,000 +8.33% 5
South West -9 5 £52,500 +31.25%
Bristol - 5 £52,500 -
Scotland +5 3 £43,750 -
West Midlands - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £43,750 -
East of England -26 2 - -
Essex -30 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 £42,500 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 £42,500 -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £42,500 -
Birmingham - 1 - -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 32 (43.24%) Java
1 32 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) Performance Testing
3 28 (37.84%) Test Automation
4 26 (35.14%) LoadRunner
5 21 (28.38%) Selenium
6 20 (27.03%) Test Strategy
6 20 (27.03%) C#
6 20 (27.03%) UNIX
7 19 (25.68%) HP
8 18 (24.32%) Scrum
8 18 (24.32%) SQL
9 17 (22.97%) QuickTest Pro
10 16 (21.62%) WebDriver
11 15 (20.27%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (18.92%) Retail
13 13 (17.57%) ISEB
13 13 (17.57%) C++
13 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
13 13 (17.57%) Python
13 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
13 13 (17.57%) Ruby
14 12 (16.22%) QA
14 12 (16.22%) Banking
14 12 (16.22%) Cucumber
14 12 (16.22%) SAP
15 11 (14.86%) SpecFlow
15 11 (14.86%) Software Testing
16 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
16 10 (13.51%) TDD

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.76%) IIS
2 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.76%) MySQL
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (35.14%) LoadRunner
2 21 (28.38%) Selenium
3 17 (22.97%) QuickTest Pro
4 16 (21.62%) WebDriver
5 12 (16.22%) Cucumber
6 11 (14.86%) SpecFlow
7 8 (10.81%) JUnit
7 8 (10.81%) TestNG
8 7 (9.46%) Hudson
8 7 (9.46%) Jenkins
8 7 (9.46%) TeamCity
9 6 (8.11%) NUnit
9 6 (8.11%) Eclipse
9 6 (8.11%) Facilita Forecast
10 5 (6.76%) Calabash
10 5 (6.76%) Appium
10 5 (6.76%) Maven
10 5 (6.76%) JMeter
11 4 (5.41%) JIRA
12 3 (4.05%) LoadUI
General
1 14 (18.92%) Retail
2 12 (16.22%) Banking
3 10 (13.51%) Finance
4 5 (6.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) .NET
1 2 (2.70%) HTML
1 2 (2.70%) CSS
1 2 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Open Source
2 3 (4.05%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.35%) Social Media
3 1 (1.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.03%) UNIX
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) Performance Testing
3 28 (37.84%) Test Automation
4 20 (27.03%) Test Strategy
5 18 (24.32%) Scrum
6 13 (17.57%) Automated Testing
7 11 (14.86%) Software Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Test Scripting
8 10 (13.51%) TDD
9 8 (10.81%) Automation Testing
10 7 (9.46%) BDD
10 7 (9.46%) E-Commerce
10 7 (9.46%) Validation
11 6 (8.11%) Usability Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Systems Analysis
11 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
11 6 (8.11%) Mentoring
12 5 (6.76%) OO
13 4 (5.41%) RUP
13 4 (5.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (43.24%) Java
2 20 (27.03%) C#
3 18 (24.32%) SQL
4 13 (17.57%) C++
4 13 (17.57%) JavaScript
4 13 (17.57%) Python
4 13 (17.57%) Ruby
5 8 (10.81%) Perl
5 8 (10.81%) Groovy
6 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.41%) VBScript
8 3 (4.05%) VB
8 3 (4.05%) VBA
9 2 (2.70%) C
10 1 (1.35%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (17.57%) ISEB
2 8 (10.81%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.35%) Degree
4 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.35%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) HP
2 12 (16.22%) SAP
3 7 (9.46%) Oracle
4 1 (1.35%) IBM
4 1 (1.35%) Compuware
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 8 days ago
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Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 days ago
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Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + bens
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Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
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